My work explores elements of constructing a sense of place through the layering, mediation, and remediation of information. This in turn opens questions of the natural and artificial experience of landscape, the picturesque, and the romantic notions of the sublime. Within my work, place exists as an idealized space, a space where specific infrastructure and architecture are stripped away, replaced by my own mimetic constructions. I am interested in the visual elements of the natural world, those that act as bookends for our experiences with sky and ground. Ultimately, I wish the work to induce a form of transportative experience; for the viewer to be placed at the axis point of a vast panorama of nostalgia and expectation, the past and future, distance and adjacency, longing and satisfaction.
Kyle Triplett is a ceramic and digital media installation artist based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Triplett serves as the Beth Ann Morean Endowed Distinguished Professor in Ceramics and Ceramics Area Coordinator at Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic School of Art. He has participated in residencies at the Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME, LH Project, Joseph, OR, the International Symposium of Ceramics, Bechyne, Czech Republic and the Mid-Atlantic Keramic Exchange in Reykjavik, Iceland. Triplett’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including exhibitions as part of the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary and Galerie U Prstenu, Prague, Czech Republic.